Two teenaged passengers killed when car hits tree in Howden

Flowers at crash scene
Image caption The crashed happened on Barnhill Lane near Howden

Two teenagers have died after the car they were travelling in crashed in East Yorkshire.

Police said the vehicle left the road and hit a tree in Barnhill Lane near Howden at 20:15 GMT on Tuesday.

Two passengers in the car, a 16-year-old girl from Selby and a 17-year-old boy from Goole, died at the scene.

The driver of the car, a 19-year-old man, sustained minor injuries and has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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Humberside Police has issued a warning asking people not to visit the crash site to place memorials.

"We'd urge them not to visit the site, as they are putting themselves and other road users in danger by walking along the busy roads in the area, especially with fading light," a statement said.

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